As Wisconsinites, we don’t take summer weather for granted. We spend the beautiful days of the year enjoying the warm air and green foliage, and we design our property to take full advantage of the weather while it lasts. Tour any neighborhood in the area, and you’ll see that homeowners generally put considerable time and energy into their backyard oasis. To design an outdoor living space with lasting aesthetic appeal and functionality, hardscape materials are essential. In Milwaukee and Menomonee Falls, there is no better builder of hardscapes than American Landscape.
Hardscapes are durable, beautiful structures that are incorporated into a landscape in the form of living spaces, walkways, fireplaces, seating areas, and more. These hard materials form a contrast to the softscape materials such as foliage and lawns, and add both functional and visual interest to an outdoor living area. The inclusion of natural stone and paver materials has a warming effect which breaks vast hard surfaces down to a comfortable human scale. It integrates natural colors and textures into highly-used areas and virtually eliminates the risk of cracks and fractures during settling. Hardscapes can include pathways, small pools, seating and dining areas, or even fountains.
The hardscape is the longest lasting, most impactful portion of the landscape. As such, the planning of outdoor living spaces, patios, driveways, walkways or retaining walls presents the greatest opportunity during the design process to enhance the natural beauty of a landscape and promote positive change in the environment. Furthermore, emerging technologies in the paver industry incorporate recycled materials as well as storm water permeability which contributes toward environmental sustainability.
The Milwaukee and Menomonee Falls areas present unique challenges to hardscapes. Our long deep freeze can cause improperly designed hardscapes to heave, poorly installed walkways to become uneven, and other hardscape features to have a significantly reduced lifespan. At American Landscape, we have deep experience in all aspects of Wisconsin landscape design, installation, and maintenance. Our founder, Tyrell Hughes, has nearly 45 years of experience and ownership in landscape and snow management. He has worked, planned and designed in every aspect of this business, and this continues right into today. Tyrell has built a team of dedicated, expert landscapers ready to take on any challenge presented to them.
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We are masters in landscape management and have been serving Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin since 1973. Our design experts are standing by to build you a stunning outdoor living space today. Contact us today on our website or call us at (262) 252-4260 to get your project started!